Jeremy Desplanches sets new Swiss national record, 200 IM, Golden Tour

FFN Golden Tour Camille Muffat – Amiens

Dates of the Golden Tour Camille Muffat:

  • Nice – Friday, February 3 through Sunday, February 5, 2017
  • Marseille – Friday, March 3 through Sunday, March 5, 2017
  • Amiens – Friday, April 28 through Sunday, April 30, 2017

Tonight all B,C and Junior finals took place before the A-finals so multiple starters like Katinka Hosszu and David Verraszto have less time to recover between their races.

(fastest qualifiers)

  •  6.15 pm –   400m freestyle men A final (Jordan Pothain, Joris Bouchant, Marc-Antoine Olivier)
  •  6.20 pm  – 200m freestyle women A final  (Charlotte Bonnet, Katinka Hosszu, Camille Gheorghiu
  •  6.24 pm – 200m breaststroke men A final (Thomas Boursac, Leo Palfray, Talal Mrabet)
  •  6.28 pm – 200m breaststroke women A final (Fanny Lecluyse, Camille Dauba, Katinka Hosszu)
  • Medal ceremony
  •  6.48 pm –  100m backstroke men A final (Paul-Gabriel Bedel, Benjamin Stasiulis, Thomas Avetand)
  •  6.50 pm – 100m backstrokke women A final (Mathilde Cini, Katinka Hosszu, Indra Vandenbussche)
  •  6.53 pm – 200m butterfly men A final (Jordan Coelho, David Verraszto, Logan Vanhuys)
  •  6.57 pm  – 200m butterfly women A final (Lara Grangeon, Katinka Hosszu, Enora Collet)
  •  7.01 pm – 200m IM men  A final (Jeremy Desplanches, David Verraszto, Clement Bidard)
  • 7.05 pm – 200m IM women A final (Fantine Lesaffre, Cyrielle Duhamel, Katinka Hosszu)
  •  7.10 pm – 100m freestyle men A final (Mehdy Metella, Pieter Timmers, Jeremy Stravius)
  •  7.15 pm – 50m Freestyle women A final (Melanie Henique, Anna Santamans, Anouchka Martin, Katinka Hosszu)

Jordan Pothain (FRA) opened up this evening’s A-finals session with a win in the 400m freestyle in 3:49,29, he set his lifetime best at the 2016 Olympic Games in 3:45,43. Damien Joly (FRA) came in second tonight in 3:50,43.

France’s Charlotte Bonnet was the top qualifier in the 200m freestyle and also clinched the victory in a time of 1:56,54, she is now ranked 6th in the world. Katinka Hosszu was close on her tail in 1:56,89. Her season best is 1:56,81, which places her 10th in the world rankings.

Hungary’s David Verraszto touched first in the 200m breaststroke in 2:14,96. He set his personal best time (2:12,36) last week at the Hungarian National Championships. At the moment, his teammate Daniel Gyurta is the only qualified Hungarian swimmer in this event for the World Championships.

Belgium’s Fanny Lecluyse took the win in the women’s 200m breaststroke in 2:27,01, her season best is a time of 2:25,98, but tonight’s result was also fast enough to set a new meet record. Hosszu finished 8th in 2:43,48.

Benjamin Stasiulis (FRA) grabbed the win in the men’s 100m backstroke in 54,74.

100m backstroke Olympic champion Katinka Hosszu stayed in charge to win this event in 1:00,87 ahead of France’s Mathilde Cini in a new lifetime best of 1:00,97.

David Verraszto snatched his second victory in the 200m butterfly in 1:58,35, he is not qualified in this event for the World Championships, Laszlo Cseh and Tamas Kenderesi will represent Hungary.

Lara Grangeon (FRA) hit the wall first in the 200m butterfly  in 2:12,05 followed by Katinka Hosszu in 2:13,69. Grangeon is able to swim about 4,5 seconds faster.

Jeremy Desplanches (SUI) made it into the world’s top ten with a new meet record of 1:58,31 in the men’s 200m IM final. He was the only man under 2 minutes. He improved the Swiss national record  of 1:59,35 by more than 1 second – he also was the former record holder.

17-year old Cyrielle Duhamel took the win in the 200m IM ahead of Fantine Lesaffre in 2:13,90. Katinka Hosszu came in third in 2:15,36. Duhamel broke Camille Muffat’s previous national age group record for 17-year-olds (2:14,84).

Mehdy Metella, Jeremy Stravius and Pieter Timmers had the leading roles in the men’s 100m freestyle. Metella finished first in a new meet record of 48,35 – that time moved him up to 7th in the world rankings. Stravius came in second in 49,47 followed by Belgium’s Pieter Timmers in 49,62.

Anna Santamans was the winner in tonight’s last event, she touched in 25,29 in the 50m freestyle.

Leader board after the first two stops:

Men (points) Women (points)
1 VERRASZTO David 30 1 HOSSZU Katinka 84
2 METELLA Mehdy 25 2 LECLUYSE Fanny 21
3 BOUCHAUT Joris 16 3 HENIQUE Mélanie 20
4 DESPLANCHES Jeremy 16 3 IKEE Rikako 20
5 POTHAIN Jordan 15 5 KAPAS Boglarka 15
6 GYURTA Gergely 11 6 BONNET Charlotte 12
6 MURPHY David 11 7 DAVIES Georgia 10
8 LACOURT Camille 10 9 DI PIETRO Silvia 9
8 PROUD Benjamin 10 10 PETRONIO Aurora 8
8 S TASIULIS Benjamin 10 11 MOREL Alizée 7
12 DIENER Christian 9 12 ARNOLD Rosanna 6
13 BICZO Bence 8 12 CARRARO Martina 6
13 KENDERESI Tamas 8 12 CINI Mathilde 6
13 S AHNOUNE Oussama 8 15 BELMONTE GARCIA Mireia 5
13 VOM LEHN Christian 8 15 THOMAS Alys 5
17 COTON Quentin 6 15 ZEVINA Daryna 5
17 JOLY Damien 6 18 CASTIGLIONI Arianna 4
17 S HIOURA Shinri 6 18 FERRAIOLI Erika 4


Prize Money

The top three finishers in each race will be awarded medals and monetary prizes, as follows:

Women Per Event   Men Per Event
#1 €400 #1 €400
#2 €200 #2 €200
#3 €150 #3 €150

In addition, athletes who participate in all three stages are eligible for bonuses for their finals standings on the leaderboard, based on the number of points they have amassed throughout the series. Points are awarded for each podium: 1st place = 5 points; 2nd place = 3 points; 3rd place = 1 point.

Women Series Bonus   Men Series Bonus
#1 €7000 #1 €7000
#2 €3500 #2 €3500
#3 €2000 #3 €2000
#4 €1500 #4 €1500
#5 €1000 #5 €1000

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Coach Mike 1952

Is this a mis-statement above: “Tonight all B,C and Junior finals took place before the A-finals so multiple starters like Katinka Hosszu and David Verraszto have less time to recover between their races.” Do you mean have more time?

Coach Mike 1952, I think she means what she said. All the B/C finals were in the first session of finals, from 16:15 to 17:40, whereas the A finals ran one after another in the second session. There were 12 A finals in a row, from 20:15 to 21:15.

bobo gigi

Very good time for Charlotte in 1.56.54 in the 200 free. Close to her PB of 1.56.16. But we are used to seeing her swim fast in season and not much faster when comes the championship season. I hope things will turn in a different way this year. Nice 48.35 by Metella in the 100 free. Already faster than last year at French nationals when he swam 48.43. Before swimming 48.08 to lead off the French relay in Rio’s final. Promising for the rest of the year. Remember that French nationals where will be picked the swimmers for world championships begin on May 23rd. I don’t remember a date so late in the year to host that meet. Usually it’s… Read more »

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